Milk is everywhere. You can find it in every supermarket and corner shop, and can even have milk delivered to your front door. There are a few good reasons for that and dairy milk being full of calcium is one of them.
As you probably already know, calcium is good for building strong bones and teeth, it regulates muscle contractions such as your heartbeat, and ensures your blood clots normally, all of which are very important for a healthy body.
But, what if you don’t drink dairy milk or are lactose intolerant?
How much calcium is in Almond Breeze?
Whether you are lactose intolerant or just think dairy milk tastes a little icky, milk alternatives like almond milk are the way forward for lots of people. For example, our Almond Breeze® contains 120mg per 100ml, a good source of calcium but it’s not the only source you can consume while avoiding dairy milk.
Start your day with Almond Breeze
Generally, adults need at least 700mg of calcium a day. Adding almond milk to your day-to-day routine can help you get closer to your target, from breakfast to coffee to food recipes. However, there are also other helpful ways to get to your calcium target too.
There are seeds and nuts that are rich in calcium. Whether you’re eating nuts as a snack or adding it to a delicious recipe, what’s great about nuts is the fact they’re easy to add to your daily diet. Our own Flavoured Snack Almonds are full of calcium and vitamin E too, plus they’re around half the sat fat of peanuts and cashews (just saying). You can try our different flavours – Smokehouse, Roasted with Sea Salt or Honey Roasted – at Waitrose, Asda, Sainsbury’s or Tesco.
Whizz up a smoothie
Smoothies are great because they’re quick to make and can be enjoyed on the go. You can enjoy them for breakfast, lunch, or even a post-workout drink. Add greens to your smoothie for extra calcium (more on that in a second) and a splash of Almond Breeze® to give you a boost.
Looking for smoothie inspiration? Try our super green smoothie.
Eat your greens
We all know somebody who dodges eating their greens, so don’t let that somebody be you! Green vegetables like kale and broccoli are a great source of calcium and, if prepared or cooked in the right way, can be absolutely delicious. Disguise in a salad with a sensational sauce like we do with our summer rainbow salad recipe, or whip up our creamy and comforting leek and potato soup for a homely treat.
The tofu trend
Tofu (also known as bean curd) is a soft cheese-like food made using soya milk. Popular in Chinese and Thai cuisine, tofu can be cooked to crisp and crunchy or soft and smooth. It absorbs other food flavours wonderfully making it a versatile cooking ingredient and easy to add to your calcium-rich diet. What’s the simplest way to use tofu? Throw it in a stir fry!
As long as you’re not lactose intolerant, eating cheese can be a great way to add more calcium to your diet. On average, a 30g piece of cheddar cheese contains 210mg of calcium. So sprinkling a little on your sandwich or salad can go a long way!
Fish for your calcium
Whether on toast or in a pasta dish, fish (bones included) can be an excellent source of calcium. Some fish contains more calcium than others; canned fish like sardines is a safe bet and it can be easily stored in your cupboards.
Calcium is even in bread
Yep, bread is fortified with calcium. Who knew, right? Even a simple slice of toast will contribute to your calcium intake, and if you add some calcium-rich cheese or sardines to it, then you’re really talking.
Information from Goodness+ is not intended to be used for medical purposes or as a substitute for professional medical or health advice.